Saturday, 20 November 2010

A New Machin for January 2011

Collectors of Machins will not need to wait until March for a new issue in 2011.

A New retail booklet, is to be issued on 11th January 2011. It will contain 2 x 1st class Thunderbirds stamps and 4 x 1st class gold security Machin definitives. It is presumed they will be printed by Walsall Security Printers in gravure on self-adhesive paper.

Although these booklets (to be ready in time) will no doubt be printed in 2010, the Machin definitives we assume will have a new security code C and MA11 for 2011.

4 comments:

GBStamps said...

I have no inside information, but I'll bet a used 1p Machin that the stamps in the Thunderbird booklet have MA10 because they were printed in 2010.

We'll see if I have to give up one of my treasured used Machins.

--Larry

Ian - Norvic said...

I'll bet a used £1 Machin that the stamps will have a MA11 code. At least one of the packs issued in May 2011 had a packing date of December 2009 but it still had a MA10 code on the stamps.

Robert said...

Whether MA10 or MA11, these booklets should be printed in gravure rather than litho.

Machin Man said...

The undeliberate mistake, litho instead of gravure. Well spotted Robert.

Larry, I accept your wager of a 1p Machin I will give you odds of 2 to 1, that should make it more interesting:-)